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    This site is designed as a resource for both new and seasoned cave divers. You will see here a multitude of different equipment, configurations and styles including but not limited to, back mount, side mount, DIR, and rebreathers. It is the author's intention to present these equipment choices and configurations in an unbiased manner, so the educated individual is presented with a wide variety of options in order to make a well informed, personal decision regarding their caving gear and style. Many thanks to the people who have donated their time, ingenuity and knowledge to make this page available and especially to those who continue to educate about safety, knowledge, technique and conservation and are actively working to keep our wonderful underwater caves open for diving!!

    If you would like to submit pictures of your personal gear configuration and/or an accompanying text to explain why your gear is configured in this manner or if you have any comments or suggestions as to how this site could be improved, please feel free to email me at Rich@cavediver.net. Thanks for taking the time to look at this site and safe diving!!

    The purpose of the GEAR CONFIGURATION RESOURCE PAGE (GCRP) is to provide a resource or library for reviewing other cave divers gear configurations and methods. This section is not a place to learn how to cavern or cave dive. This section contains plenty of ideas, comments, and opinions. Be careful, responsible, and mature, in how you use anything you read here. Moderators do not monitor the accuracy of the content posted here, and the ideas and opinions posted herein are personal ideas and opinions, and as such can be misleading and/or inaccurate, or at least extremely subjective. Entry into any overhead environment without proper training and equipment can get you killed (movie with sound). Opinions expressed in this section are not necessarily those of the sponsors

    Richard Courtney
    CDF GCRP Coordinators

  • Recent Forum Posts


    sms 75 sticking dump valve

    I've seen and used quite a few CA-modified SMS100 with the dumps on the inside and modified a couple of SMS100 myself with the same valve swap.

    One of the changes that John Weston made was to...

    nakatomi 11-22-2017 06:13 AM Go to last post

    Ed? mod?s ???

    Ok, thanks :)

    Verzonden vanaf mijn iPhone met Tapatalk

    EngelenD 11-22-2017 06:01 AM Go to last post

    Ed? mod?s ???

    No, there're a bunch more mods. Bungess, door nobs, inflator hose material etc.
    Look for 'Edd mods' in the search function. There're a bunch of threads about it.

    bent 11-22-2017 05:33 AM Go to last post

    Ed? mod?s ???


    I have been reading some stuff about Ed?s mod?s
    Do I Understand it correctly and does this just mean bringing the shoulder straps in Front ,instead of attached to the back they go to the...

    EngelenD 11-22-2017 05:27 AM Go to last post

    sms 75 sticking dump valve

    I guess it's a loose disk on your rig too and probably also on Richard's wife's old rig as well. Yanking on line will sometimes move the disk back into the bracket. It's doesn't sound like it's due...

    bent 11-22-2017 05:20 AM Go to last post

    sms 75 sticking dump valve

    The rubber disk can come out of it's bracket when you pull the string a little too hard and wont let the valve close with some OPVs. Have you checked that? I had that issue with some aftermarket OPVs...

    bent 11-22-2017 04:13 AM Go to last post
    pink arrows

    Moving - Selling Everything

    Okay I wasn't going to comment, but then I read your sig line. Andy will be picking up my cheese later today :) Thanks Balakay :)

    Also, if you start getting a bunch of random calls it isn't...

    pink arrows 11-22-2017 02:30 AM Go to last post

    Cave CCR certification required at Ginnie Springs

    I believe Berman was 36 in 1995.

    Sludge 11-22-2017 02:10 AM Go to last post

    Input on Books needed.

    If you like Internet style dive drama in your book reads:

    "Shadow Divers Exposed" by Gary Gentile is an entertaining read. My favorite part of that book was when Gary jumped the shark when...

    TraceMalin 11-22-2017 12:57 AM Go to last post

    FS: Dive Rite RX10 Canister Light


    seialabama 11-22-2017 12:53 AM Go to last post

    Moving - Selling Everything

    PM'ing about the medium wetsuit.

    Sh0use 11-22-2017 12:43 AM Go to last post

    DiveRite Nomad

    Price reduced to $300

    DeputyTom 11-21-2017 11:43 PM Go to last post